Benitez job hangs on Liverpool beating Inter
But despite Benitez getting a vote of confidence from Liverpool's American owners recently, DIC are unhappy at the side's performances this term.
They are 19 points off leaders Arsenal and face a fight to even haul themselves into a Champions League finishing slot.
That has piled the pressure back on the Spaniard ahead of Tuesday's last-16 first-leg showdown with Serie A pacesetters Inter.
Defeat would prove a hammer blow to the stretched finances of the club, putting Benitez back on the brink.